Joseph H. Lang, Jr. is a shareholder in the firm’s appellate practice and trial support group. He has extensive experience representing clients before and at trial on legal issues, motions practice, preservation of error, and jury instructions, and then throughout the appellate process.
At trial, Joseph has represented clients in automotive, insurance, medical device, negligence, and smoking and health cases. In doing so, he has attended and provided counsel on legal issues throughout entire jury trials in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, Saint Petersburg, Sarasota, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.
In addition, on a multitude of occasions he has attended trials in a more limited role to argue specific legal motions, such as directed verdicts or post-trial filings, or to handle jury instructions conferences on specific days.
On appeal, Joseph has briefed and argued cases for automotive, banking, liability insurance, maritime insurance, title insurance, non-profit housing, and real estate development clients, among others. He has briefed and argued appeals in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Florida Supreme Court, and all five Florida District Courts of Appeal.
He has been involved in over 100 docketed matters in the Florida Supreme Court. Nationally, Joseph has handled cases in the Third, Fourth, Sixth, and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Joseph also has significant experience in extraordinary writs practice, amicus curiae briefing, jurisdictional briefing, constitutional litigation, class action defense, punitive damages defense, and post-trial issues such as stays and supersedeas bonding.
Joseph is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a former Chair of the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases. He is board certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judicial clerk for Justice Ben F. Overton of the Supreme Court of Florida.
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